Important announcements from our Twitter

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Emergency contact numbers

Please visit contact us for emergency contact details.

School Closures

Head teachers will decide if they need to close a school. The following table shows the latest information that we have relating to school closures based on information provided to us by the schools. If we have no information about your school and you are unsure if it is open please check the school’s website or contact the school. 



Beaumont Hill Academy No information
Bishopton Redmarshall CE Primary School No information
Borough Road Nursery School No information
Carmel College No information
Corporation Road Community Primary School No information
Federation of Abbey Schools No information
Federation of Mowden Schools No information
Firthmoor Primary No information
George Dent Nursery School No information
Gurney Pease Academy No information
Harrowgate Hill Primary School No information
Haughton Academy  No information
Heathfield Primary No information
Heighington CE Primary School No information
High Coniscliffe CE Primary See above
Holy Family RC Primary School No information
Hummersknott Academy No information
Hurworth Primary No information
Hurworth School No information
Longfield Academy of Sport No information
Marchbank Free School No information
Mount Pleasant Primary No information
Northwood Primary No information
Polam Hall No information
Red Hall Primary School No information
Reid Street Primary No information
Rise Carr College No information
Rydal Academy No information
Skerne Park Academy No information
Springfield Academy No information
St Aidan's Church of England Academy No information
St Augustine's RC Primary School No information
St Bede's RC Primary School No information
St George's Church of England Academy No information
St John's Church of England Academy No information
St Mary's Cockerton CE Primary No information
St Teresa's RC Primary School No information
West Park Academy No information
Whinfield Primary School No information
Wyvern Academy (formally Darlington School of Mathematics & Science) No information
Home & Hospital Teaching Service No information
Darlington College No information
Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College No information

Refuse/recycling collections

No current alerts.

Household Waste Recycling Centre (Tip)

The Household Waste Recycling Centre only closes on Christmas Day and New Years Day unless the weather (usually high winds) means it is unsafe to keep it open. We will publicise any closures on our Facebook and Twitter accounts Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 

Road closures and public transport

More information about roadworks taking place across the borough.

Winter gritting routes.

The A1(M) and the A66 are maintained by Highways England. Please visit the Highways England website [external link] for more information about planned and current roadworks. Real-time traffic information on Highways England-maintained roads are available at the Traffic England website [external link].

Bus Services

Arriva North East on Facebook [external link].

Rail Services

Please check the live departure boards [external link] to see if your journey is affected.


Find out about water supply in your area on the Northumbrian Water website [external link].

Find out about powercuts and report electricity problems on the Northern Powergrid website [external link].

Rain and flooding

Visit our rain and flooding page for more information and the Met Office [external link] for weather alerts.

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